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Russia Hacked The Election, But Social Media Hacked Our Minds (Video)

Russia Hacked The Election, But Social Media Hacked Our Minds (Video)

We mustn’t discount Russia’s influence in the 2016 presidential election, especially since it’s now been confirmed Russia officially penetrated several states’ voter rolls, and is gearing up to repeat its success this November. But Russia did not succeed only because it infiltrated the Trump administration and voter rolls. Some argue a greater threat is literally right at […]

The Alt-Right Decided To Troll ‘The Last Jedi’ And Got Hit By A Massive Dose Of Karma

The Alt-Right Decided To Troll ‘The Last Jedi’ And Got Hit By A Massive Dose Of Karma

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi received praise from many, but the Alt-Right is not among them. Disney’s modern take on the Star Wars franchise drew backlash from elements of the extremist ideology. One group claimed to take matters in their own hands. After an oddly negative audience score appeared on Rotten Tomatoes, a Alt-Right Facebook group took […]

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

“Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.” These are terms the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reportedly prohibited from using in any official documents intended for next year’s budget. The nation’s top public health agency was informed at a meeting with senior officials overseeing the CDC budget Thursday that in lieu of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” agency […]

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

Well, it happened. Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday repealed regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. The internet as we know it […]

Racist State Rep. Dan Johnson Commits Suicide Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Racist State Rep. Dan Johnson Commits Suicide Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

On Wednesday, the body of controversial Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson was discovered near Mount Washington. The Kentucky legislator died from apparent suicide by a semi-automatic handgun. His death happened a day after Johnson denied sexual assault allegations. Johnson’s body was discovered on a bridge in rural Louisville near his vehicle. Later that evening, Bullitt […]

Keaton Jones’ Mother Defends Confederate Flag Usage

Keaton Jones’ Mother Defends Confederate Flag Usage

Over the weekend, a young boy named Keaton Jones became famous. A video of young Keaton circulated on social media. It showed an emotionally difficult scene of a young boy questioning the motives behind bullies. After his mother released the heart-wrenching video, people from throughout the world flocked to his defense. Unfortunately, the initial anti-bullying […]

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

Who would have imagined people would have to protest for a free and open internet? Yet that is exactly what is planned to occur outside Federal Communication Commission (FCC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the day the FCC is slated to decide the fate of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from […]

Decency Finally Wins: Doug Jones Victory, Roy Moore Is Out

Decency Finally Wins: Doug Jones Victory, Roy Moore Is Out

On Tuesday, Alabama voters rejected Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Despite long odds, Doug Jones became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a U.S. Senate seat within the state. President Trump’s support of a morally flawed candidate failed. Inevitably, Moore drowned in the flood of multiple reports of sexual misconduct. A combination of strong […]

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” One of the promises President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail was to deny millions of refugees admission to the United States, claiming they were hurting Americans’ job prospects and were potential terrorists. It isn’t unusual, though, […]

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture (Video)

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture  (Video)

From Harvey Weinstein to Charlie Rose, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), recent workplace sexual misconduct allegations have dominated daily headlines. Amid all the high-profile accusations, though, it’s easy to forget one environment no stranger to sexual assault and harassment–the college campus. All across the country, students are accusing college and university […]

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

When President Donald Trump announced Monday he would be reducing the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, he delivered the following message: “The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect […]

Alex Jones Leaked GOP Rep. Joe Barton’s Masturbation Video To The World’s Horror (VIDEO)

Alex Jones Leaked GOP Rep. Joe Barton’s Masturbation Video To The World’s Horror (VIDEO)

Notorious conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, leveraged a double-edged sword against Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas). Utilizing his media platform, Infowars, Jones released a video of Barton masturbating. The video followed TMZ’s release of a sexually natured text and an image depicting the congressman masturbating. Reports indicated Barton attempted to coerce the recipient of his sexually explicit […]

Trump Wants Another NFL Player Suspended After He Protests National Anthem (VIDEO)

Trump Wants Another NFL Player Suspended After He Protests National Anthem (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump continues to argue with athletes on Twitter. After a weekend criticizing the UCLA players released from a Chinese prison recently, Trump returns to attacking NFL player protesters. Early Monday, Trump issues a Twitter statement reconfirming his wish that NFL league officials penalize protesting athletes. Once again, the president pressures a private organization […]

DACA Renewal Applications Were Not ‘Late’ Despite Initial Report (Video)

DACA Renewal Applications Were Not ‘Late’ Despite Initial Report (Video)

It appears as though 4,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients will be granted a filing extension after requisite documents were reported “late.” On November 10, the New York Times reported slow mail delivery was responsible. However, a lawsuit filed November 14 against President Donald Trump’s administration alleges the documents had been received on time and ignored in a […]

America Does Not Have A Gun Problem, But A Problem Of The Heart (VIDEO)

America Does Not Have A Gun Problem, But A Problem Of The Heart (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions that appear in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Liberal America.  The advent of numerous mass shootings and devastating homicide rates show a statistical reality. Lax firearm regulations directly correlate high gun violence deaths. When compared to similar first-world countries, the U.S. […]

More Evidence Of Russian Facebook Ads Surface In Congressional Probe (Video)

More Evidence Of Russian Facebook Ads Surface In Congressional Probe (Video)

Do you remember seeing any of these advertisements on Facebook last year? Last month, news broke about evidence confirming Russian buyers used Facebook advertising as propaganda leading up to the last year’s presidential election. In response, Facebook presented Congress 3,000 Russian-purchased ads through 470 phony pages and accounts intended to exploit America’s racial divisions, like this one: Facebook said at least […]

A Southern Pastor: Saying Merry Christmas

A Southern Pastor: Saying Merry Christmas

First of all, there has never been a demand to do away with “Merry Christmas.” It is simplistic and uninformed to make such a claim. And President Obama never asked anyone not to say “Merry Christmas,” in fact, he often said it himself. Secondly, any attempt by the sitting administration to cause division by stating […]

After Las Vegas, Republicans Might Be Interested In Banning “Bump Stocks” (Video)

After Las Vegas, Republicans Might Be Interested In Banning “Bump Stocks” (Video)

Could last week’s deadly terror attack in Las Vegas actually be the thing that finally breaks the elephant’s back? Thanks to the gun lobby, Congress did nothing meaningful to curb our gun violence after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. in 2012, despite former President Barack Obama’s pleas. A mass shooting […]

‘HAHAHAHAHA’ — Europeans Answer The Question: Would You Prefer U.S. Healthcare System

‘HAHAHAHAHA’ — Europeans Answer The Question: Would You Prefer U.S. Healthcare System

Some European people on Quora answered the question: “As a European, would you prefer the US healthcare system?” The short, resounding answer was no. Here are some of the more detailed answers. Mark Harrison said: “Less coverage: US system” “Higher costs for private medical care: US system” “Lower life expectancy: US system” “Whichever way I […]

In Lead-Up To The Election, Russia Used Facebook To Exploit Racial And Religious Divides (Video)

In Lead-Up To The Election, Russia Used Facebook To Exploit Racial And Religious Divides (Video)

Did you use social media, specifically Facebook, last year leading up to the election? Millions did. They clicked on, shared, liked, didn’t like, commented, and followed users they felt reflected their political views. (Some also lost friends along the way when the campaign became fractious.) Like it or not, because of its impact on how […]

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